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Rep. Munoz reflects on 2013 legislative session

Rep. Munoz reflects on 2013 legislative session

Munoz explains her initial vote against Governor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform legislation, and says serving on the House Finance Committee was necessary to protect Southeast Alaska’s interests.

No Special Session for Legislature

For the first time since 2010, the Alaska State Legislature has wrapped up in time. They approved 71 bills, a $2.2 billion capital budget, and a 737-mile in-state gasline.

Legislature Approves Tax Cut for Oil Companies

Legislature Approves Tax Cut for Oil Companies

After years of fighting for it, Gov. Sean Parnell has gotten his major legislative priority through: a reduction of the state’s oil tax rate.

Webster loses BOF seat as legislature holds confirmation votes

Webster loses BOF seat as legislature holds confirmation votes

The Alaska Legislature on Monday voted by the narrowest of margins to reject Governor Sean Parnell’s reappointment of Vince Webster to the state Board of Fisheries.

State vehicles block abortion protesters in front of the Capitol building

State vehicles block abortion protesters in front of the Capitol building

Protestors with the anti-abortion Center for Bioethical Reform held up large signs across from the state capitol building in Juneau this week, depicting graphic images of aborted fetuses.

Interview: Gov.Parnell Explains Fiscal Plan

Interview: Gov.Parnell Explains Fiscal Plan

With less than two weeks of the session to go, the Alaska State Legislature is concentrating on the state’s budget and major pieces of legislation that would affect tax policy and energy projects. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Gov. Sean Parnell to talk about his expectations for the final days.

Opponents of proposed oil tax cut rally on capitol steps, around the state

Opponents of proposed oil tax cut rally on capitol steps, around the state

About 500 people took to the capitol building steps in Juneau Thursday for one of several rallies statewide against Governor Sean Parnell’s plan to cut state oil taxes.

Lawmakers Anticipating Fewer Capital Projects, Savings Withdrawals

Lawmakers Anticipating Fewer Capital Projects, Savings Withdrawals

Combined with his oil tax plan, the proposal could mean a combination of belt-tightening measures and big withdrawals from Alaska’s savings accounts.

Alaskans rally against domestic violence, exclusion from VAWA

Alaskans rally against domestic violence, exclusion from VAWA

More than two hundred people gathered for the annual Choose Respect Rally today on the capitol steps.

Oil companies testify on tax reform legislation

Oil companies testify on tax reform legislation

The major oil companies in Alaska testified last night to the state House Resources Committee about the latest version of Governor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform legislation.